We LOVE the library. We are blessed with so many great Libraries close to us that offer so many cool Summer reading Programs & Activities.
Summer reading programs give Libraries a chance to get Babies-Teens in the libraries to see what a fun and exciting place it can be, especially over the summer months. Petting zoos, Thematic Storytime, Plays, Crafts, Family events and SO MUCH MORE. Check out all of the Libraries below for More info on their Summer Reading Programs. Know a library that isn’t on the list? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with more info. 🙂
Adrian Branch Library
Summer Reading Program Events
Treasure Village – Monday, June 27, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
At Adrian Elementary School
Storytime June & July: Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 a.m.,
CLOSED: Sundays, Holidays
Saturdays Closed Memorial Day through Labor Day
Arnolds Park Libary
Location: 156 N Highway 71 Arnolds Park, IA
Website: Arnolds Park Library Website
On your mark, get set, READ! Library Olympics 2016
June 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016 Reading Program runs for 8 weeks. Kids can bring in their reading logs anytime during the week. Kids get to spin our “wheel of prizes” and pick out a free book to take home for all their hard work! On Wednesday during the month of June at 10:00am is our programming. This year we have the Blank Park Zoo and the Iowa Science Center visiting to name a few.
June 1st- Ready, Set, Sign-up- 10:00am
June 8th- Everything to keep you Healthy- Presenters: YMCA and HyVee dietician-10:00am
June 15th- Iowa Science Center- 10:00am
June 22nd- Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines- 10:00am
June 29th- Library Olympics!- 10:00am
Jackson County Library
Location: 311 Third Street Jackson, MN 56143
Website: Jackson County Library Website
Program Information: “On Your Mark, Get Set… READ” Runs takes place June -August. Read throughout the summer to win prizes. Check out their website and Facebook page for a list of programs. Special programs will be held every Wednesday June 15-July 20th
Lake Park Public Library
Location: 905 S. Market St., Lake Park, IA 51347
On Your Mark, Get Set….. READ! Runs June 1st – June 29th, 2016. We have 6 special programs planned, including Dan Wardell from Iowa Public TV. Please check our website and/or Facebook page for details about upcoming events for our Summer Reading Program, including dates and times. You won’t be disappointed!
Martin County Libraries
Website: Martin County Library Website
Milford Memorial Library
Location: 1009 9th Street, Milford, IA 51351
Facebook Page: Milford Library Facebook Page
Get in the Game, Read runs June 9, 2016 – August 5, 2016
Students will only be given prizes for reading. For every 30 minutes students read in the library they will be able to sign up for a weekly drawing. I will have a sign-up sheet available for them to sign in with whomever is attending the circulation desk. After they have completed their 30 minutes they can be handed a sign-up slip. Drawings per month based on number of prizes. All supplies for the summer reading program are provided by the library at no cost to the students. This summer reading program is targeting young adults (5th-12th graders), but we don’t mind if some younger kids show up.
Schedule of Program
June 9, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
5 Min Read Aloud – Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt
Craft – Water Balloon Paint
Paint set of 6
June 23, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Brittney Janick
Bedell Family YMCA Fitness Coordinator
She will be presenting on fitness and will possibly be teaching some sort of fitness class.
July 7, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
5 Min Read Aloud – Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Craft – Paracord Braclet with Side Release Buckle
July 21, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Grace Phelon
Dietitian from Hy-Vee in Spirit Lake, IA. She will be talking about nutrition and will be making smoothies from fruits participants most likely have not tried before.
August 5, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2: 00 p.m.
2016 opening games party. For the opening games of the Rio Summer Olympics we will be having our own olympics and food to celebrate.
Windom Public Library
Location: 904 4th Avenue, Windom, MN 56101
Website: Windom Public Library Website
“Read for the Win” takes place June 6 – July 29. Children can sign up to read books this summer. Every week they meet their goal, they will get a prize. We will also have drawings for prizes throughout the summer.
June 7 at 10 AM, Get Ready! Get Set! Read! Program at the Windom Community Center.
July 19th at 1:30 PM, The Tortoise and the Hare put on by Climb Theater at the Windom Community Center
August 2 at 4:30 PM, Global Games at the Windom Community Center
These projects are funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.